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The Viaduct RailPark is coming — artists will compete to make it beautiful results

Aug. 19, 2015 3:43 pm

The Viaduct RailPark is coming — artists will compete to make it beautiful

  $33,000 will be going toward making the upcoming Viaduct RailPark inviting and beautiful. The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), and the Friends of the Rail Park announced a […]
Get to Know the Reading Viaduct Before It’s Transformed purpose

Apr. 22, 2015 12:30 pm

Get to Know the Reading Viaduct Before It’s Transformed

Over the next few months, Friends of the Rail Park will be holding street-level walking tours of the future rail park, following the three-mile elevated and submerged route of the former Reading and Pennsylvania Railroads. The tours will also visit Phase One of the project, slated to break ground within the upcoming year. Friends of the […]
Reinventing Public Space: $11 Million Invested by Knight and William Penn Foundations funding

Mar. 17, 2015 11:39 am

Reinventing Public Space: $11 Million Invested by Knight and William Penn Foundations

Yesterday, March 16, Fairmount Park Conservancy announced that the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and William Penn Foundation are investing $11 million into its “Reimagining the Civic Commons” initiative. The initiative will fund a series of large-scale projects in public spaces across the city and track whether they help attract and keep […]
Biz Journal: Meet Michael Garden, who’s helping to fuel the Reading viaduct rail park project people

Mar. 16, 2015 11:49 am

Biz Journal: Meet Michael Garden, who’s helping to fuel the Reading viaduct rail park project

This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.  Michael Garden, who is on the board of Friends of the Rail Park, will be part of an Urban Land Institute panel discussion next Wednesday called At the Corner of Rail and Broad: Connecting the New Rail Park to North Broad, Neighborhoods and Center City. […]
News Links: Inside Drexel University’s Innovation Neighborhood, New Map of Tax-Delinquent Properties, PA to Audit School District people

Apr. 11, 2014 2:20 pm

News Links: Inside Drexel University’s Innovation Neighborhood, New Map of Tax-Delinquent Properties, PA to Audit School District

Reading Viaduct Spur Gets Funding for Transformation State and city budgets have designated funding for the first phase of transforming the Reading Viaduct into a park. The first segment to be retrofitted will be the “spur” that connects the viaduct with North Broad Street. [Inquirer]     A Vision for East Falls Business Corridor With […]